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  1. Apr. 8, 2021#GRADimpact: MDSAI Candidate Jaskirat Bhatia co-founded JEmotions, a company that helps users measure stress and connect to mental health resources
    Jaskirat Bhatia

  2. Apr. 6, 2021What the COVID-19 stay-at-home order means for campus operations 

    On April 7 the following email was sent to graduate students


    To: Graduate students

    From: Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor   

    Date: April 7, 2021

    Subject: What the COVID-19 stay-at-home order means for campus operations 

  3. Apr. 6, 2021UWaterloo student named a McCall MacBain Scholars recipient, among 20 Canadians
    Nathan Duarte

    At the end of a rigorous six-month scholarship application process, including two rounds of interviews, University of Waterloo student Nathan Duarte (BASc'21) joined a Zoom call that, in his words, left him both deeply humbled and excited.

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  1. Apr. 15, 2021Lightning talks
    People holding signs with symbols for skill development

    At this session, you’ll hear several short lightning talks from four different University of Waterloo staff members presenting on relevant topics from their areas of expertise. After the lightning talks, you’ll have an opportunity to join a breakout room with one of our lightning talk facilitators to learn more about the topic and ask questions.

  2. Apr. 15, 2021Beyond procrastination: Reclaiming your time and life
    Alarm clock and paper surrounded by numbers

    Procrastination is a common enough experience, but it can cause significant stress, difficulties in planning and deprive you of a feeling of accomplishment and calm as you work. If you find yourself identifying with some of these struggles, this workshop is for you. 

  3. Apr. 15, 2021Gender pronouns and cultures of respect
    hand holding a rainbow ribbon

    We’ve all done it. Said the wrong pronoun, used the wrong name, and/or otherwise referred to someone in some sexed/gendered way and immediately wished we could take it back. (And, guess what? We are all going to do it – we’re all human; we all make mistakes.) So, how can we as professionals forestall these mistakes in our practices and activate in ourselves an inclusive ideology for gender and sexed identities in our work?

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  1. Nov. 22, 2020Engaging in Professional Development During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Navya and her supervisor stand by Navya's poster presentation.

    Tell us a bit about yourself. What is/was your program and research focus?

  2. Oct. 18, 2020From Field to Film: Making Science Accessible

    We all care about our research. We think our projects are cool, our data is important, and the answers to our questions will save the world. We know the lingo, speak the language, and understand the background. We are immersed in our topic 24/7, 365 days a year, for what feels like forever. So when asked why other people should care about my research, and to explain it in only 60 seconds, I really had to stop and think. Because why WOULDN’T everyone care?!

  3. Sep. 8, 2020Getting involved in student associations for professional and personal development: Reflections from a year-long mandate as the Computer Science (CS) Graduate Student Association (GSA) President

    As a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, there are many opportunities to develop personal and professional skills by joining a student association. These individual benefits, as usually advertised by the associations, include: making a positive impact in students’ social lives, influencing community life on campus, networking, and transferring the skills we learn as students into a more professional dynamic.

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